For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We, comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancée who left her at the altar--and who just might get her own fairytale in the process. Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing. After her fiancée jilted her on their wedding day, she's finally back home after spending four months in exile--aka it's back to press conferences, public appearances, and putting on a show for the Driedish nation as the perfect princess they expect her to be. But Thea's sick of duty. After all, that's what got her into this mess in the first place. So when she sneaks out of the palace and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she relishes the chance to be a normal woman for a change. But just as she thinks she's found her Prince Charming for the night, he reveals his intentions are less than honorable: he's the brother of her former fiancée, a British spy, and he's not above blackmail. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with Nick to find out what happened the day her fiancée disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it. Funny, fast-paced, and full of more twists and turns than the castle Thea lives in, The Royal Runaway is a fresh romantic comedy that will leave you cheering for the modern-day royal who chucks the rulebook aside to create her own happily-ever-after.
Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished. Eighteen months before the crash, Suzanne Holland disappeared, leaving a room with traces of blood, but no other leads. Suzanne was the wife of one of Carter's four best friends. Adding to the pressure, the boss's niece has a stalker. Due to the sensitivity of the Holland case, Carter is put on this investigation. DS Marie Evans is the only person Carter can confide in. But even she begins to doubt whether he can really cope and whether he is actually losing his mind. DI Jackman and DS Evans of the Fenland police face a battle to untangle three mysteries, and can they really believe their friend and colleague Carter? Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
"This is story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . . When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong--one of the most popular girls in school--disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school."-- Provided by publisher.
Nothing's more Jersey than a good delicatessen. And if you're visiting Trenton, you can't do better than the Red River Deli. The coleslaw's edible and the oil in the deep fryer gets changed -- eventually. It's a tribute to quality management, but that's now in jeopardy because the last three managers have vanished. The only clue to each disappearance is one shoe left behind. Stephanie Plum, Jersey girl and bounty hunter extraordinaire, is stepping into the manager's shoes...well, shoe. The hottest detective on the force, Stephanie's boyfriend, Joe Morelli, is running down clues, and the always mysterious Ranger is sticking to Stephanie like pork roll to an egg sandwich. If Stephanie intends to avoid disappearing and hold on to 100 percent of her footwear, she has to do more than man the potato salad -- she needs to find out who took the previous victims. Each disappearance leads to more questions, but with Stephanie and Lula running the deli, the most pressing question remains, How many "I"s in salmonella?
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